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Natalie MacGregor  July 14, 2017 10:15 AM

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Kieran Strachan finished with 15 disposals, eight marks and five tackles against North Ballarat.

Kieran Strachan has retained his spot in the VFL side after a promising debut against North Ballarat last weekend.

The 202cm ruckman impressed with 15 disposals, eight marks and five tackles, a performance that landed him a spot among the best players.

“He’s still pretty raw, as far as the development side of things goes, but he’s been diving into the program,” Coach Paul Corrigan said.

“He’s been working on his education and knowledge on how to play.

“He’s been playing some really good football locally but just hasn’t had the opportunity through personnel that we’ve had at AFL level coming back.”

With 15-20 AFL players named in the VFL team each week, there are limited spots for the VFL listed players.

After impressing on multiple occasions at local level, Strachan was given the opportunity to play in the red and black.

“Last weekend he got his opportunity – he played his role really well,” Corrigan said.

“He played as a ruckman and also as a forward.

“He gave us a really good target, took some really crucial contested marks and also brought the ball to ground which made it predictable for our ground level players as well.

“He will get another opportunity this week which is great.”

Strachan spent the first half of the season playing for South Bendigo where he is co-captain.

He has won two consecutive best and fairests at the Club.